WEB/BUSINESS

February 9th, 2012, 10:20 AM

MegaUpload Founder’s Mansion Seized

New Zealand authorities have seized the mansion of MegaUpload founder, Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz, reports the New Zealand Herald. Mr. Schmitz’s wife and family are not currently residing in this mansion, instead living in one of the smaller properties the digital storage locker mogul owns. An official with the New Zealand government told the Herald [...]

February 9th, 2012, 9:30 AM

Lenovo: The Reports of the Death of the PC Market Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Capitalizing on a business customer base eager to switch away from Hewlett Packard, and a still buoyant PC market, Lenovo reported their Q3 results early Thursday beating market forecasts. While the company is still officially the world’s second largest PC manufacturer, its steady rate of growth means it will soon overtake HP. Lenovo had $8.4 [...]

February 8th, 2012, 2:09 PM

Dell Teams With Fongo to Launch VoIP App

Is there really a market for a Dell branded VoIP app? Today Dell Canada and Fongo announced the launch of their new mobile app, Dell Voice – a free to download full feature VoIP phone alternative that may help Canadians save money on their mobile phone bills. Users of Android and iOS devices can now [...]

February 7th, 2012, 3:18 PM

Symantec Source Code Leaked Online

Hackers from the Anonymous affiliated organization Lords of Dharmaraja have published the source code for Symantec’s pcAnywhere software after extortion negotiations between the hackers and Symantec broke down. Lords of Dharmaraja says that Symantec officials offered them payment to stop the release of the code, a claim which the company denies. Leaked emails posted on Pastebin do [...]

February 5th, 2012, 3:54 PM

RIM’s Playbook has Reached End of Life

According to a leaked internal marketing bulletin from Telus, first posted on Mobile Syrup, Research in Motion’s Blackberry Playbook has reached its End of Life. This bulletin states that “all 3 PlayBooks are End of Life” and “inventory will not accept any returns on these devices.” A roadmap leaked in late January states that RIM [...]

February 5th, 2012, 3:22 PM

Canadian Prime Minister Hints at Blocking Potential RIM Foreign Takeover

In an interview with Reuters, Prime Minister Stephen Harper hinted that the Canadian government might step in and block a foreign takeover of Research in Motion, stating that he wanted to see RIM “grow as a Canadian company”. Though the Prime Minister avoided any direct speculation or commentary on how the government might react if [...]

February 3rd, 2012, 4:55 PM

MegaUpload Chief Denied Bail

The High Court in New Zealand has denied bail to MegaUpload founder and chief executive, Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz, ruling that he might try and flee the country. Mr. Schmitz denies these charges, stating that he has no intention of fleeing the country as he wants to be with his family and attempt to recover [...]

February 2nd, 2012, 5:27 PM

Pirate Bay Founders Sentenced to Prison

The world-wide crackdown on file sharing websites continued yesterday, as the Swedish Supreme Court announced that it would not be granting an appeal to Pirate Bay founders Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm as well as associate Carl Lundström. This decision means that the sentences delivered in 2010 – 4 to 10 months plus damages of [...]

January 31st, 2012, 11:23 AM

Oracle-HP-Itanium Court Battle Continues Despite Oracle Setback

A vitrolic court battle between Hewlett Packard and Oracle over Intel’s Itanium platform and HP’s ex-CEO Mark Hurd took a turn in HP’s favour Monday, when a judge dismissed Oracle’s fraud claim against the company. The saga begun last year, when Oracle discontinued its support for Intel’s Itanium platform  – a platform jointly developed by HP [...]

January 31st, 2012, 10:16 AM

MegaUpload to Hold Off Deleting Data for Another Two Weeks

Data stored on MegaUpload’s servers was expected to be destroyed late this week, but according to the Washington Post the company has secured a two week reprieve from hosting companies. “It is our understanding that the hosting companies may begin deleting the contents of the servers beginning as early as February 2, 2012,” U.S. District [...]